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England has a wealth of world-class venues. In the vibrant north west, Manchester houses its flagship venue, Manchester Central, in a historic railway station, whilst ACC Liverpool is a modern convention centre ‘on the docks’ of the River Mersey. Birmingham, in central England, boasts two impressive centres – the
centrally-located ICC Birmingham and England’s largest venue, the NEC. England’s charming south eastern seaside cities have purpose-built facilities with stunning coastal views, including Brighton Centre and Bournemouth International Centre. London attracts many global congresses to its state-of-the-art convention facilities, including ExCeL London.

Caroline Phelan
Caroline Phelan

MICE Manager Europe

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Europe
Country: England
City: NA

Components

International Airports: 27
Currency: GBP
Number of Hotels: 11590
Number of Convention Centres: 16

Country Overview

England has a wealth of world-class venues. In the vibrant north west, Manchester houses its flagship venue, Manchester Central, in a historic railway station, whilst ACC Liverpool is a modern convention centre ‘on the docks’ of the River Mersey. Birmingham, in central England, boasts two impressive centres – the centrally-located ICC Birmingham and England’s largest venue, the NEC. England’s charming south eastern seaside cities have purpose-built facilities with stunning coastal views, including Brighton Centre and Bournemouth International Centre. London attracts many global congresses to its state-of-the-art convention facilities, including ExCeL London.

CVB Overview

With dedicated business events representatives in the UK, North America and Europe, VisitEngland offers event planners free impartial advice on organising all aspects of their event. We help at every stage providing inspiration, finding venues or making introductions to local convention bureaux across the country.

Knowledge Hub Overview

England is a global leader in a number of industry and academic sectors. Universities across the country lead the way in ground-breaking research. The City of London is one of the world’s leading financial centres, while cities such as Birmingham, Sheffield and Newcastle are home to cutting-edge international manufacturers. Many of England’s beautiful coastal cities lead the world in marine technology and renewable energies.

Significant Convention Centres

England is home to a wealth of world-class convention facilities. The vibrant northern cities of Liverpool and Newcastle boast contemporary centres with stunning riverside locations. Manchester houses its flagship venue in the unique surroundings of its former railway station. Dedicated city centre facilities also feature across central England in Birmingham and Telford. Many of England’s seaside towns have purpose-built facilities including Brighton, Bournemouth & Torquay while leading universities also provide popular venues. London attracts many global congresses to its state-of-the-art convention facilities

Protocol

For most visitors entry is straightforward, as long as a valid passport and appropriate visa is in place. For more information visit www.gov.uk

Access

England is one of the most connected destinations in the world, enjoying daily direct flights from every part of the globe. Connections into England’s regional airports are growing on a weekly basis. Many offer flights from across Europe and direct flights from North America, Africa and many parts of Asia into Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle airports. Every region of England is within easy reach of an international airport – there are 27 spread across the country.

Accommodation

England offers a range of places to stay, from luxury five-star to budget accommodation. Delegates can choose from the world’s leading brand names or a selection of more unconventional options. England’s leading convention cities boast hundreds of hotel rooms within a 10-minute walk of the main convention centre.

Pre-Post Convention Tours

There are plenty of reasons to extend your stay in England: fascinating history and heritage complement world-class contemporary culture and a spectacular calendar of sporting events. England’s attractions draw well over 30 million visitors per year.

DMC's/PCO's

Whether organising a medical congress, high-security summit or a creative social programme, England’s large range of excellent DMCs/PCOs provides bespoke solutions to make your event a resounding success.

Ambassadors

For centuries England has attracted the brightest minds from across the globe with its unrivalled reputation for education, research and development and nowadays as a centre for multinational corporate headquarters too. England’s world class academics, medical and business professionals work closely with local and national government to ensure England can present the most compelling bids for m major international events.

Knowledge Hubs

Banking/Finance/Insurance
Ecology & Environment
Technology